Principles of cognitive maps

  • This thesis analyses the concept of a cognitive map in the research fields of geography. Cognitive mapping research is essential as it investigates the relations between cognitive maps and external representations of space that people regularly use by acquiring spatial knowledge, such as maps in geographic information systems. Moreover, cognitive maps, when expanded on semantic maps, explain the relations between people and things in a non-physically environment, where the considered space is not spanned by distance but with other non-spatially variables. Nevertheless, cognitive maps are often distorted. Although a good formation of a cognitive map is vital in navigation processes, cognitive distortions are barely investigated in the field of geography. By analyzing the relevant work, especially Tobler’s first law of geography, a new lexical variant of Tobler’s first law could be stated that could presumably describe a specific distortion in the processing of landmarks in cognitive maps.
Author:Đurđica Živković
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Referee:Alexander MehlerORCiDGND, Visvanathan RameshORCiD
Advisor:Alexander Mehler
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Date of Publication (online):2021/10/04
Year of first Publication:2021
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Granting Institution:Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Date of final exam:2021/09/23
Release Date:2021/10/05
Tag:Cognitive Maps; Cognitive Spatial Distortions; Tobler's First Law; Volunteered Geographic Information
Page Number:35
Institutes:Informatik und Mathematik
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0